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Get school shots updated now before the school year begins
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Get school shots updated now before the school year begins

Sarasota, Florida -- With local schools scheduled to resume on Monday, Aug. 19, Sarasota County public health and school officials remind parents to get their child's immunizations updated now. Parents of children who will be entering schools in Sarasota County for the first time must provide the school office with a completed Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680).

Available through your health care provideror at the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (formerly known as the Sarasota County Health Department), with locations in Sarasota and North Port, this is the official record showing that your school-age children have had all the immunizations needed for their grade level.

By the time a child starts school, he/she should have already had a number of required immunizations. However, proof of updates, boosters and series completion is required to enter Sarasota County Schools for the first time and to advance to some grade levels.

Listed below is the total number of doses of each required vaccine for which proof of immunization is needed.

FLORIDA IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

2013-2014

School Year

 

DTP

(Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)

Polio

MMR

(Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

Varicella**

Hepatitis  B

TDaP

(Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)

Kindergarten

5

5*

2

2

3

0

Grades 1-4

5

4

2

2

3

0

Grades 5-6

5

4

2

2**

3

0

Grades 7-10

5

4

2

1

3

1

Grade 11

5

4

2

1

3

1

Grade 12

5

4

2

0

3

1***

*Only 4 doses required if last dose is given after fourth birthday; At least one dose must be administered after the fourth birthday.

** Two doses are required for K-5 (but recommended for all grades)

***Td (Tetanus Diphtheria) instead of TDaP acceptable for only grade12

 

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